We are on a new adventure. We want you to come along.
UPDATE 3/25/18 - GOAL REACHED; STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED:
Raising an additional $1500 will cover Kickstarter's fees and allow us to use our full original funding goal to tell this record's story. Thank you for pledging!
(The TL/DR version of the story: We made an album. We've started to tell its story with the song "Monument" and its video. We need you to help us tell the rest of the story. And now, the detailed version:)
Something burned deep within us for years - a call to invest more in the music we play. But, we played it safe for a decade. We worked other careers that were good and helpful, but not what we ultimately felt called to do when we were honest with ourselves.
We spent a year writing songs about some of this tension; songs about making the choices we longed to be brave enough to actually make. We shared them with Andrew Osenga (Caedmon's Call, The Normals, incredible songwriter, producer of great records, podcast host, the list goes on…) and he agreed to produce an album of these songs. However, because of the time involved, one of us would have to finally take a risk and leave that other, safer career behind.
So, we jumped.
We made the record (you can hear the instrumental version of one of the songs in our video!). We started a new band. And as we have told our story, we've seen a spark alight in others' eyes. They tell us about the things THEY love, and how they've secretly always wished they were pursuing them. Our dream is to encourage the people we meet to do things that make them feel alive.
This period of risk and transition has brought about the best songs we've ever written. We think this story is worth sharing, and we think there are people out there whom we have yet to meet who could connect to this album. We need your help to deliver it to as many of these people as possible.
We are running this campaign to fund a strong release of the record. We started with the song "Monument," and we want to continue telling the story through more videos, artwork, marketing, working with PR folks, ad placements, distribution - everything that will prevent the rest of it from just sitting on a shelf. The goal is $15,000 in four weeks. If we don't hit that number, we will not get the funds, and your card will not be charged. But if we DO hit the goal, thanks to you, this album will be heard by many.
When you pledge, you'll receive the full album download right away! Instant gratification is the best, amiright? Everyone else will have to wait until the end of the year to get it. But you will be ahead of the game. We've got some other great stuff for you, too, in exchange for launching this album with us:
Want to give more than that and have an idea or combination you'd like? Message us - we'll work something out.
Thank you for going on this adventure with us and making it possible. Thank you for sharing this project with others, too. Let's do this!!
Risks and challenges
The album is done, so no risk involved with that reward!
The release plan involves working with others who specialize in their fields - videographers, artists, PR people, etc. They have their own schedules and other projects. So, we could experience delays in releasing songs, content and the album in full as we work with others on these things. They WILL be completed, since the songs already exist, but our timetable may need to adjust.
Not getting fully funded is the biggest risk - if we don't, we still have a record, but not many people will know about it, and it will be harder to keep moving forward and growing as a band. And that would be sad.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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